Liz Gannes

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Our Unbloggable Nightmare Is Over: Blogger Outage Ends

Blogger is back online, after 20.5 hours during which users could not create or edit posts. The Google-owned service attributed its outage and reliability problems, which started Wednesday night, to “data corruption” that was introduced during scheduled maintenance. However, some entries from the past two days are still missing; Google said they are in the process of being restored. Now it’s off to the races for an onslaught of blog posts about the dark day and silent night when users couldn’t publish.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald